Tuesday Funk : March 2017

Meet Our Readers: Felix Jung

            

felix-jung-tuesday-funk-350x350.jpgFelix Jung received his MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University in 2000. His writing has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Cassette From My Ex - an anthology of personal essays on relationships in the era of the mix tape. His online projects have been featured on BoingBoing, MetaFilter, and Product Hunt. You can find him on Twitter @avoision, or at his website avoision.com - a personal blog he's updated every single day since July, 2002.

Please join Felix and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Melissa Wiley

            

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Melissa Wiley is the author of Antlers in Space and Other Common Phenomena, an essay collection published by Split Lip Press. Her creative nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in places like The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, The Offing, Juked, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Drunken Boat, PANK, and Queen Mob's Tea House. A freelance writer and editor, she is currently at work on a book about vestigial organs. She has a surprising amount to say about the appendix.

Please join Melissa and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Nestor Gomez

            

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Nestor Gomez was born in Guatemala but has lived in Chicago since the mid-80's. He has shared several stories about driving for a ride-sharing company, which he used as material for his first solo show. Nestor told his first story at a Chicago Moth Slam as a way to finally get over his stuttering, surprisingly he won that night and as of today holds the record for most Chicago Story Slam wins. However, if you ask him he will tell you that his biggest accomplishments are his kids, making his mother proud and winning the heart of his fiance Sweet Mel. Find more about Nestor at Nestorgomezstoryteller.com.

Please join Nestor and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Tracy Harford-Porter

            

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Tracy Harford-Porter was born in Brooklyn, NY and now resides in the Chicago suburbs. She has worked for Essence Communications as a photo editor, the Harlem Children's Zone as the managing editor of Harlem Overheard, StoryCorps as a facilitator coordinator, and Goldman Sachs as a long-term administrative temp/secret ethnographer. Tracy is a 2008 graduate of Clarion West and proud alum of Columbia University School of General Studies, majoring in anthropology. Tracy is thrilled to be sharing work with the Tuesday Funk crew, and would appreciate it if someone could direct her to a good Haitian restaurant.

Please join Tracy and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Tuesday Funk #104: April 4, 2017

            

Hello my friend, Let me tell you the story of Tuesday Funk #104. You see, there once was an eclectic monthly reading series, known in these parts as Tuesday Funk. It happens on the first Tuesday of every month in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf in Andersonville. Now it just so happened that April 4 was the first Tuesday of the month in April, and since the last show had been the hunnert-and-third, they figured they might as well call the next one number one-oh-four.

Well, this here hunnert an' fourth Tuesday Funk is gonna feature some great readers. Sure, they got Felix Jung, Tracy Harford-Porter, Melissa Wiley, Kellye Howard and even Nestor Gomez. You'd be a fool to miss it.

Doors open at 7pm -- don't come tryna get in early, they won't letchou in. The show'll start at 7:30pm sharp. You don't have to pay nuthin', but ya do have to be 21. Come by early or stay afterward for dinner or more drinks downstairs.

RSVP on the Facebook, and if you want, become a fan of the Tuesday Funk page so's you can stay up to date on what's goin' on with the show. Sponsored by the Chicago Review of Books.

Tuesday Funk for April 4, 2017

March Debriefing

            

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We had a blast at Tuesday Funk #103 on March 7! The show truly lived up to its tagline, with an eclectic lineup that covered the breadth of literary genres.

First, Edward McClelland gave us a lesson on the Chicago accent from his book How to Speak Midwestern,then Steve Bellinger read an excerpt from his science fiction novel, The Chronocar. Naomi Buck Palagi closed out the first half with a reading of poems, including one that involved two additional readers.

After the intermission, Lori Barrett read a funny short story about puppy love, and host Andrew Huff recited a couple topical haiku. Tori Szekeres closed the show with the story of an embarrassing typo made all too permanent.

We'll be back on Tuesday, April 4 for Episode #104, featuring readings by Felix Jung, Tracy Harford-Porter, Melissa Wiley, Kellye Howard and Nestor Gomez. Hope to see you there!

            

Come get your March on with fabulous readers Naomi Buck Palagi, Lori Barrett, Steve Bellinger, Tori Szekeres, and Edward McClelland! Naturally, the gruesome twosome Andrew Huff and Eden Robins will also be there.

Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. We get started promptly at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. Arrive early if you want a seat -- but no earlier than 7:00 pm. Our readings are free, but only those 21 and over will be admitted. No food can be brought in from the restaurant. See you there!

Tuesday Funk #103 March 7, 2017

Meet Our Readers: Edward McClelland

            

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Edward McClelland is the author of How to Speak Midwestern. A past Tuesday Funk reader and Gapers Block contributor, he has also written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Reader, where he was a staff writer. He has lived in Rogers Park since 1997, and can often be found at Sol Cafe or the Lighthouse Tavern.

Please join Edward and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Tori Szekeres

            

photo-3.JPGTori Szekeres is a writer living somewhere in Chicago's northwest suburbs. She previously read with storytelling shows such as Miss Spoken, Serving the Sentence, The Stoop and That's All She Wrote. You can see her writing on sites like Consequence of Sound, The Midwestival and Great Lakes Review. Follow her on Twitter @toriszekeres.

Please join Tori and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Lori Barrett

            

LBphoto.jpgLori Barrett moved to Chicago ten years ago, and found a friend in Andrew and Gapers Block. She has also freelanced for the Wall Street Journal on hard-hitting topics like custom-stuffed pillows, dog-food delivery services, and luxury horse ranches, and as a result, played against Andrew and Gapers Block in Chicago's media softball league. She has an MFA from the low-residency fiction program at Chatham University. Her creative writing has appeared in New Horizons, a journal from The British Fantasy Society, Entropy and BrooklynQuarterly.com. She is an assistant fiction editor for the journal Pithead Chapel.

Please join Lori and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

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About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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